OUR physicians

Our retina physicians are all board-certified by the American Board of Ophthalmology and are vitreo-retinal fellowship-trained at top-ranked, well-respected universities and eye centers.
Dr. Fox M. Boswell II

Dr. Boswell is about as local a boy as you can find. Born at the old Seaside Hospital, which has moved and is now is Long Beach Memorial Medical Center, he went to Poly High School and then UC Irvine. Dr. Boswell attended Loma Linda Medical School, followed by an Internship at L.A. County Hospital. He completed his ophthalmology residency at UC Irvine. Dr. Boswell left Southern California for a 2 year Fellowship in Disease and Surgery of the Retina and Vitreous at Wills Eye Hospital from 1982-1984. He joined Dr. Carson and Dr. McBeath in 1984. Dr. Boswell’s career in retinal diseases coincided with the development of vitreous surgery, the AIDS epidemic, and now the era of intraocular injection to treat infection, diabetic retinopathy, inflammatory diseases and macular degeneration. It continues to be a marvelous experience for him. Dr. Boswell appreciates the opportunity to give back to our city and frequently sponsors community events. Dr. Boswell has a genuinely kind heart and upbeat spirit. It is a true pleasure to be his colleague, patient or friend.

Dr. Randall L. Nguyen

Dr. Randall Nguyen is a native of Southern California. Dr. Nguyen graduated in only three years with Magna Cum Laude honors in biology from the University of California at Irvine. He was awarded his medical degree from the highly prestigious Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. While attending Johns Hopkins, he researched at the internationally respected Wilmer Eye Institute. After obtaining his Medical degree, Dr. Nguyen returned to his family and home in California. He completed his medical internship at the University of California, Los Angeles – St. Mary Medical Center. Dr. Nguyen was recognized as the Medical Intern of the Year for providing excellent comprehensive care for his patients, excelling as a clinician and being always helpful to his colleagues and staff. Dr. Nguyen completed his ophthalmology residency the University of Southern California Doheny Eye Center. Inspired by the sight saving role of retinal surgery and fascinated by the ever evolving technological advances of the specialty, Dr. Nguyen sought and completed his medical and surgical retina fellowship at the University of British Columbia Vancouver Eye Center. He trained with five other retinal surgeons and benefited from one of the busiest and highest surgical volume program in both Canada and the United States. Since 2000, Dr. Nguyen has been a member of South Coast Retina Center. His clinical expertise includes complex retinal detachment repair, diabetic retinopathy, macular holes, management of macular degeneration and other retinal disorders.

Dr. Michael L. Roh

Dr. Michael Roh has been in private practice with South Coast Retina Center since 2006. He sees patients in Torrance, Long Beach, and Huntington Beach. He provides care for patients with a wide variety of conditions, including diabetic retinopathy, macular degeneration, macular pucker, macular hole, retinal detachment and retinal vascular occlusions among many other retinal conditions. Dr. Roh graduated with Cum Laude honors from Duke University where he majored in Biology and minored in East Asian Studies. He was awarded the prestigious Sirena WuDunn Memorial Scholarship for his academic excellence and for his contributions to the Asian Pacific Studies Institute at Duke University. Dr. Roh then earned his medical degree from the Ohio State University College of Medicine with Honors and was in the top 10th percentile of his graduating class in both grade point average and USMLE Board scores. Dr. Roh completed a preliminary internal medicine year at Evanston Northwestern Hospital and then pursued his ophthalmology residency at George Washington University. He served as chief resident during his ophthalmology residency. Dr. Roh published his work during residency in the Journal of Oculoplastics and Reconstructive Surgery and presented this material at an international conference in Gothenberg, Sweden in 2003. Dr. Roh received his fellowship training in Birmingham, Alabama where he completed a clinical fellowship in vitreo-retinal surgery with the Retina Specialists of Alabama and through the University of Alabama, Birmingham. Dr. Roh completed a research fellowship sponsored by the Helen Keller Foundation for Research and Education and the American Society of Ocular Trauma. In 2005, Dr. Roh lectured throughout China as a representative of the Helen Keller Foundation. Dr. Roh has volunteered his surgical expertise in Honduras and looks forward to plan and devote more of his time to these endeavors in the future. Dr. Roh served as Vice-Chairman and then Chairman of the Department of Ophthalmology at Long Beach Memorial Medical Center from 2010 through 2013. He is also an active member of the American Medical Association, the Los Angeles County Medical Association, the American Academy of Ophthalmology, the Orange County Society of Ophthalmology, and the American Society of Retina Specialists. Dr. Roh lives in Huntington Beach with his wife Lily, daughter Kayla, and son Kenton. He enjoys spending time with his family, tennis, golf, and playing the violin.

Dr. Julie L. Gasperini

Dr. Gasperini is a board certified ophthalmologist specializing in the medical and surgical treatment of diseases of the retina and vitreous. She grew up in the rural Upper Peninsula of Michigan and received her Bachelor of Science degree in Physiology, Summa Cum Laude, from Michigan State University Honors College. She attended Wayne State University School of Medicine in Detroit, Michigan, where she was awarded her medical degree and completed an internship in Internal Medicine. Thereafter, Dr. Gasperini went on to complete residency training in ophthalmology at the Kresge Eye Institute at Wayne State University, where she was elected co-chief resident. She completed a two year vitreoretinal surgery fellowship at the prestigious Doheny Eye Institute/ University of Southern California. After completing her fellowship training, Dr. Gasperini joined South Coast Retina Center and is the first and only female retina surgeon in the practice. She sees patients in the Torrance and Long Beach offices and performs outpatient surgeries at Torrance Memorial Medical Center, Surgery Center of South Bay, Long Beach Memorial Medical Center, Surgery Center Long Beach, Greater Long Beach Surgery Center, Los Alamitos Medical Center, and Newport Bay Surgery Center. She is the principal investigator for clinical trials in the research department. Dr. Gasperini appreciates her patients and their families’ concerns and dedicates her time to properly educate them about ocular conditions and treatments options. Such emphasis on patient care has reflected in a Health Care Partners Group Patient Satisfaction Award for outstanding performance and exceptional commitment in 2011. Currently, Dr. Gasperini presents on various subjects awarding continuous education to the doctors of optometry and ophthalmology in Torrance, Long Beach and Orange County. Dr Gasperini’s clinical areas of interest include macular degeneration, diabetic retinopathy, macular disease and surgery, and retinal detachment repair. She is a member of the American Academy of Ophthalmology and the American Society of Retina Specialists. Despite dedicating a tremendous amount of her time to her patients, Dr Gasperini practices an active family lifestyle. She is happily married to her husband, Loren, and enjoys running, hiking, and outdoor activities with her two young children.

Dr. Roberto Roizenblatt

Dr. Roberto Roizenblatt comes from a small community in Brazil, where he grew up and was awarded a medical degree from University of Sao Paulo, ranked number 1 in Latin America according to U.S. News. He completed an internship in Internal medicine at Jacobi Medical Center in New York, as well as completing two residencies in ophthalmology; the first at the Federal University of Sao Paulo, and the second at the University of California in Irvine. He then trained in Vitreoretinal Surgery in a two-year fellowship program. Following his Ph.D., which focused in biometric iris recognition systems, he did his Post-Doctorate for two years at the prestigious Doheny Eye Institute of the University of Southern California, where he was a member of a team that developed the world’s premier retinal prosthesis. This is an implantable device intended to restore some visual function for people suffering from blindness and now is FDA approved. Dr. Roizenblatt authored and co-authored multiple publications in peer-reviewed journals and had been performing complex vitreoretinal surgeries for many years in Los Angeles before joining South Coast Retina Center. His areas of surgical interest include retinal detachment repair, retina complications of anterior segment surgery, macular surgery and diabetic retinopathy, among others. Dr. Roizenblatt performs outpatient surgeries at hospitals and surgical centers in Orange County, Long Beach and Torrance. Dr. Roizenblatt is a member of the American Society of Retina Specialists, European Society of Retina Specialists, Vit-buckle Society and American Academy of Ophthalmology. He is the first US ophthalmologist to have obtained the title of Fellow of the International Council of Ophthalmology. He is licensed by the Medical Board of California and Board Certified by the American Board of Ophthalmology.